Black & Blue (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes album)

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Black & Blue
Studio album by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Released September 1973
Recorded Sigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre R&B
Length 39:31
Label Philadelphia International
KZ 32407
Producer Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes chronology
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Black & Blue
To Be True
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
BBC (favorable) [2]
Robert Christgau B+ [3]

Black & Blue is an album released by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on the Philadelphia International record label in September 1973. It was produced by Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff.

The album features the hit singles "The Love I Lost" and "Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Your Love Back)". The B-side of "Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Your Love Back)", "I'm Weak for You", also made the R&B chart.

The album was remastered and reissued in 2010 by Big Break Records with two bonus tracks, the single versions of "The Love I Lost" and "I'm Weak for You".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Gamble and Huff, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Cabaret"   1:42
2. "The Love I Lost"   6:24
3. "It All Depends on You"   4:49
4. "Concentrate on Me" (Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead) 3:10
5. "Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Your Love Back)"   3:28
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Is There a Place for Me" (Huff, McFadden, Whitehead) 6:56
7. "I'm Weak for You" (Gamble, Huff, Cary Gilbert) 6:51
8. "I'm Comin' Home Tomorrow"   6:11



Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 57
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 5
Year Single Peak chart positions

1973 "The Love I Lost (Part 1)" 7 1 21
1974 "Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back)" 58 6 32
"I'm Weak for You" 87


  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Black & the Blue review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Easlea, Daryl. "Black & Blue review". BBC Music. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Black and Blue review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b c "US Charts > Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  5. ^ "UK Charts > Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 

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